I am a VIP. I am one of Bigbang fans. I love TOP so much. People will know in seconds just by looking this page. But now my fangirling world has added a bunch (?) of people which is called as SHINHWA. Who are they? why do i love them?
SHINHWA is a boyband group which debuted in march 24th 1998. They are one and only korean group that long last up to 15 years already #clapclap. Yes, they have existed long before Bigbang formed in 2006. My first acquaintancenship with these 6 oppas was last month, unpurposely. Shinhwa did comeback to K-pop world in 2012 (in 4 years as they had to do conscrption) by released their 10th album called “The Return” and appeared in TV program “Shinhwa Broadcast” as well. This Shinhwa Broadcast is a kind of variety show which is so much fun to watch since Shinhwa known as Gods of entertaining. I just can’t avoid my destiny to be a Shinhwa Changjo (Shinhwa’s Fandom) HAHAHA. I bet you probably would run into my situation if you’re being me. They are too adorable to be resented and too cute to be ignored. You know, they are not in young-fresh-cute state indeed, but you won’t disagree if i say they have so many charms to be loved by their loyal and new fans up till this time being. In that moment i was so blind about their music and purely like them based on crazy dorky personalities i had seen.
As a VIP, firstly i really couldn’t tell that i would be a part of Shinhwa Changjo AT ALL. Being a VIP has already made me exhausted (even more as TOP stan, the cave man), so i tried(so hard, honestly, and failed eventually) to not in love with another figures. BUT as i said before, my fate to be SHCJ can’t be avoided further more (okay this is lil exaggerate n_n).
Why does Shinhwa can survived in long time despite most of groups had disbanded after 5-6 years formed?? One word, Loyalty. Initially, Shinhwa debuted as group from SM Ent. Then in 2003 when their bond ended officially, SM intended some of Shinhwa members (Eric is one of them) to re-new their contract as solo artists. Yet luckily Eric declined the offer and fight for Shinhwa’s presence just like it supposed to be #proud #touched T_T. Finally, they formed their own management, Shinhwa Company in 2011 with Eric and Minwoo as the C.E.O and other members as the shareholders #daebak .
Now, it’s time to introduce the members of this group.
ERIC MUN is the oldest member, in charges as Leader and main rapper in Shinhwa and an actor as well. Born in Seoul, February 16, 1979 as Mun Jeong Hyeok and moved with his family in Los Angeles, California, USA then attended John Burroughs Middle School and Parks Junior High Schooland Sunny Hills High School. He has 2 older sister. I love him the most because he has unique personality. In my opinion, his character resembles TOP in many ways. They have 4D character, so cool yet so clumsy , and amusing unexpectedly. So i think i would like men like ‘as good as’ them easily kkkkk (don’t forget their look too :p).
LEE MIN WOO is vocalist, main dancer, and composer in Shinhwa. Born in February 28, 1979 and known as the best speaker with accent lol. Min woo oppa is someone who really loves to chum around and people would like him in a flash. As i have seen so far, he’s the most passionate member in whatsoever he does. One thing i barely endure about him is HE LOVES SKINSHIP SO MUCH, especially kissing the members (OMG andwaeeeee #hueks).
KIM DONG WAN is Shinhwa’s vocalist and has acting career just like Eric does. Born in November 21, 1979. Despite Eric is the oldest, Dongwan grows the wrinkles properly (haha mian oppa) so that he often called as abeoji *father* kekekeke. In Shinhwa Broadcast, Dongwan was known as Dong blackhole because of his lacks of many games they had to do. But literally, i like him with all his imperfections and pureness ^^
Next, SHIN HYE SUNG. He is the lead vocalist in Shinhwa and the only one who hasn’t done any acting experience since debut. Born in November 27, 1979 as Jung pil Kyo. Hyesung is the most annoying among Shinhwa members (peace i’m just being honest ^^v). Basically, he is shy and clumsy yet so talkative and nags frequently (annoying, right? ). He is pairing with Eric as ‘Water and Oil’. Their relationship is so unusual and so funny to watch their interaction each other. When Eric approaches Hyesung, most of time he’ll get rejected (poor eric kkk) but sometimes they can be so close and look like best friends ever. Even fans call them as RicSyung couple and so famous in their fandom.
JUN JIN is in charges as vocalist, main dancer and rapper as well. Born in August 19, 1980 as Park Choong Jae. His father is singer Charlie Park and they have good relationship though their family life didn’t proceed well as his mother left them because of his father’s wandering lifestyle. I really like Junjin oppa as the funniest and most entertaining member.
Last, ANDY LEE. Maknae (the youngest) of this group is in charges as rapper. Born in January 21, 1981 as Lee Sun ho. Andy also lived in LA and attended same school as Eric before their debuted as Shinhwa. Andy oppa is typical quiet person, opposites with Hyesung oppa lol. But thanks to Shinhwa Broadcast, we eventually know his real personality, that is Zomdy or Zombie Andy #whaatt . Andy also known as the producer of boyband Korea Teen Top.
I’ve heard some of their songs, and enjoy them so much, like Venus, Hurts, On the Road, I Gave You, and New Me. If you wanna know their songs completely, kindly visit this page
Check their live performances below too 🙂
Hope you guys have fun read my first English article, i’m learning and keep improving my ability by doing this. Thank You ^^